Every Free Agent Signing So Far & Accompanying Knee Jerk Reactions - Part I

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Every Free Agent Signing So Far & Accompanying Knee Jerk Reactions – Part I

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Day one of free agency is always a lot to digest.

It’s like trying to consume a nine-course meal, and just when you can’t handle any more, Woj emerges from the kitchen with dessert.

So to help you wrap your head around the non-stop moving and shaking, we’ve compiled a list of every single transaction so far.

Here we go…

Kyrie Irving – Brooklyn Nets (4 years, $141M)

The lovable, innocent, blue collar Nets have officially been corrupted.

Kevin Durant – Brooklyn Nets (4 years, $164M)

After a lifetime of paying big money to guys with injury problems, James Dolan taking a stand now is beyond amazing.

Jimmy Butler – Miami Heat (4 years, $142M) 


The Heat have always run a boot camp-style regime (complete with regularly scheduled body fat testing), so what better man for the team than Jimmy Butler?

D’Angelo Russell – Golden State Warriors (4 years, $117M)

Every time someone cuts the Warriors’ head off, they grow three more.

Kemba Walker – Boston Celtics (4 years, $141M)

First Isaiah, then Kyrie, then Kemba. Danny Ainge is hoping for third time lucky.

Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors (5 years, $190M)

The Warriors were never offering less than the max, and Klay never wanted to leave.

Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers (4 years, $194M)

Dame’s OKC game-winner was arguably worth $194 million on its own.


Al Horford – Philadelphia 76ers (4 years, $109M)

After acquiring starpower above all else last season, the Sixers are now finding the perfect balance between talent and fit.

Tobias Harris – Philadelphia 76ers (5 years, $180M)

Right, well that’s a lot of money for your fourth most important guy.

Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks (5 years, $178M)

Heading into next season, Middleton might be the league’s most boring and important secondary star, all at the same time.

DeAndre Jordan – Brooklyn Nets (4 years, $40M)

Find someone who gets you paid like Kevin Durant gets DeAndre Jordan paid.

Julius Randle – New York Knicks (3 years, $63M)

The Knicks finally got Zion… without the hops.

Derrick Rose – Detroit Pistons (2 years, $15M)

If Tom Thibodeau was capable of human thoughts and feelings, a single tear would’ve run down his cheek today.

Trevor Ariza – Sacramento Kings (2 years, $25M)

After having some great years with the Lakers and Rockets, Ariza is apparently now just jumping from terrible franchise to terrible franchise.

JJ Redick – New Orleans Pelicans (2 years, $26.5M)

The Pelicans clearly heard your jokes about their lack of shooting.

More signings  

Kristaps Porzingis – Dallas Mavericks (5 years, $158M)

Jamal Murray – Denver Nuggets (5 year, $170M extension)

Malcom Brogdon – Indiana Pacers (4 years, $85M)

Harrison Barnes – Sacramento Kings (4 years, $85M)

Bojan Bogdanovic – Utah Jazz (4 years, $73M)

Terry Rozier – Charlotte Hornets (3 years, $58M)

Nikola Vucevic – Orlando Magic (4 years, $100M)

Josh Richardson – Philadelphia 76ers 

Derrick Favours – New Orleans (traded in exchange for picks) 

Andre Iguodala – Memphis Grizzlies (trade/salary dump)

Terrence Ross – Orlando Magic (4 years, $54M)

Brook Lopez – Milwaukee Bucks (4 years, $52M) 

Robin Lopez – Milwaukee Bucks (2 years, $10M)

Ricky Rubio – Phoenix Suns (3 years, $51M)

Jonas Valanciunas – Memphis Grizzlies (3 years, $45M)

Thaddeus Young – Chicago Bulls (3 years, $41M)

Patrick Beverley – LA Clippers (3 years, $40M)

Dewayne Dedmon – Sacramento Kings (3 years, $41M)

Corey Joseph – Sacramento Kings (3 years, $37M)

Rudy Gay – San Antonio Spurs (2 years, $32M)

Jeremy Lamb – Indiana Pacers (3 years, $31.5M)

Bobby Portis – New York Knicks (2 years, $31M)

George Hill – Milwaukee Bucks (3 years, $29M)

Al-Farouq Aminu – Orlando Magic (3 years, $29M)

Reggie Bullock – New York Knicks (2 years, $21M)

Taj Gibson – New York Knicks (2 years, $20M)

Ed Davis – Utah Jazz (2 years, $10M)

Rodney Hood – Portland Trail Blazers (2 years, $16M)

Nerlens Noel – Oklahoma City Thunder 

Mike Scott – Philadelphia 76ers (2 years, $9.8M)

Thomas Bryant – Washington Wizards (3 years, $25M)

DeMarre Carroll – San Antonio Spurs (2 years, $13M)

Garrett Temple – Brooklyn Nets (2 years, $10M)

Mike Muscala – Oklahoma City Thunder 

Danuel House – Houston Rockets (3 years, $11.1M)

Gerald Green – Houston Rockets (1 year, $2.5M)

Mario Hezonjia – Portland Trail Blazers (1 year, $1.7M)

Best remaining free agents 

Kawhi Leonard

DeMarcus Cousins

Danny Green

Marcus Morris

JaVale McGee

Justin Holiday

Jabari Parker

Carmelo Anthony

Jamal Crawford

Pau Gasol

Andrew Bogut

Tyson Chandler

Iman Shumpert

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Rajon Rondo

Lance Stephenson

Kenneth Faried

Nene Hilario

Devin Harris

Raymond Felton

Ian Clark

Kosta Koufos

Amir Johnson

Thabo Sefolosha

Vince Carter

Jeremy Lin

Jimmer Fredette

Greg Monroe

Ivica Zubac – (R)

Patrick McCaw – (R)

Quinn Cook – (R)

Kelly Oubre Jr – (R)

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